Fu Jianfeng is an editor at Southern Weekend. He wrote the following post on his blog, three days after the Sanlu Tainted Milk story was published in Chinese media. Translated by the EastSouthWestNorth blog:
Actually, our reporter He Feng had received the information at the end of July that more than 20 babies were hospitalized for kidney stones in Tongji Hospital, Wuhan city, Hubei province as a result of consuming the tainted Sanlu milk powder. But for reasons that everybody knows, we were not able to investigate the case at that time because harmony was needed everywhere. As a news editor, I was deeply concerned because I sensed that this was going to be a huge public health catastrophe. But I could not send any reporters out to investigate. Therefore, I harbored a deep sense of guilt and defeat at the time. I tried my test to tell all the friends and acquaintances not to use the Sanlu milk powder.
At the time, our reporter He Feng was already checking out the situations at a number of hospitals in Hubei, Hunan and Jiagxi. The doctors were highly suspicious that there was a problem with Sanlu. They reminded every family that came to the hospital to get their babies treated not to use Sanlu.
At the time, I checked Baidu and all I could find were doubts being raised by some parents about this brand.